Three Bagatelles from China West
Composer: Yi Chen
Publisher: Theodore Presser Company
This edition consists of a piano score and 2 clarinet parts, transposed for either B-flat or E-flat clarinet.
From the composer: "Commissioned by Meet the Composer for flutist Marya Martin, in the Flute Book for the 21st Century project, as a part of MTC's New Music, New Donors program, my work Three Bagatelles from China West is written in three movements, with the original version for flute and piano, and another version for two flutes. The authentic folk music from China West has amazed and inspired the composer to write this piece, which has the folk music elements drawn from the solo piece Shange Diao played on the wind instrument Lerong, as well as the musical pattern played on the small mouth wind instrument Kouxian of the Jingpo People; the solo piece Nai Guo Hou played on the wind instrument Bawu, as well as the pitch material sung in the folk song Ashima of the Yi People; the folk song Dou Duo, as well as the sound effect of the Lusheng ensemble playing of the Miao People.
The work is dedicated to Mr. Gilbert Kaplan, a long time friend of the composer, for his tremendous support to classical music in the world, with deep admiration and respect. The duet was adapted for clarinet and cello, for Zhu Shuang and Dong Xue in 2022, and premiered at Hainan University in China."
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Pages (score): 9
Publisher Code: 11441615
Length: 30.5 cm
Width: 22.8 cm
Thickness: 0.203 cm
Weight: 110 g